ramification n. 1. The act of branching out or dividing into branches. 2. A branch or other subordinate part extending from a main body. 3. An arrangement of branches or branching parts. syn. divergence, outgrowth, consequence, development, complication, technicality, subtlety. TheScreamOnline has branched out significantly since its June 2001 premier issue, embracing such subjects as the Chelyabinsk-40 plutonium site in Russia; the images of U.N. photographer John Isaac; the wrenching Holocaust poetry of John Guzlowski; Jim Perry’s discovery of slave traders in his family; a generous array of art featuring the talents of painters, illustrators, sculptors, and one digital artist; and topics so strange and bizarre that they could come from nowhere else in the animal kingdom but Homo Sapiens: a house of cheese, hats of meat, Naked News, and the unfortunate meeting of a bird and a 97-mile-per-hour baseball (click on the Past Issues button at the upper left to see all articles). And speaking of branches, trees are the subject of a beautiful pictorial by renowned photographer Sean Kernan (see below). Enjoy!

ART
Thirteen new images by TheScreamOnline alumnus Kenn Brown, including his amazing 8.5-foot DNA illustration.

The 1960s music of the Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and the Grateful Dead (to name a few) introduced a new attitude in Art, exemplified in the iconic Fillmore Posters which advertised Bill Graham’s world-renowned Rock venue.

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PHOTOGRAPHY
Sean Kernan’s commercial client list is a “who’s who” of the corporate world, yet he has found the time to develop an artistic style all his own. View images from his Among Trees series.

The TowerCam at the Mt. Wilson Observatory outside of Los Angeles, California, takes a photograph every four minutes of every day and uploads the image to the website for anyone to see. Thirteen stunning moments are captured in this remarkable photo essay.

More entries from our popular Photo Gallery.

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MUSIC
Combine animation and music and you get Animusic—Wayne Lytle’s stunning series of music videos in which the most amazing array of instruments you have ever seen perform as if they were... alive.

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FICTION
The famous quotes of Muhammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Iraqi Minister of Misinformation.

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NONFICTION
Tomfoolery,” Sonja Mongar’s narrative of how her family copes with the murder of a brother, is a story of disruption and fragmentation, and does not offer a resolution. She has created a unique hypertext environment that presents alternative conventions of narrative space, structure, movement, and time.

Confessions of a Shanty Irishman” is a chronicle of Michael Corrigan’s life as a member of a fiercely proud, “priest-ridden race” of hard-drinking, fighting, and argumentative San Francisco Irish-Americans for whom “alcohol was a sacrament” and religion and politics were never far away.

So, why are breasts masculine? Find out in “Gender Politics” by Gail Armstrong.

Reams of treaties can’t avert wars, but a tiny piece of sticky paper can start one, in “Stamped With Blood,” an essay from 1938.

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EDITORIAL
The editor blames the “The Fattening of America” on the penchant for al fresco dining en auto.

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EPIPHANIES
In “The Nature of My Epiphanies” Dana Lise Shavin looks at her lifes path as a healer, and realizes the true power of Art.

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COMMENTARY
Rob Woutat studies the “Sex Life of the Gingko” and analyzes his own sin quotient in “The Annals of Sin.”

Shortly after World War II, representatives from forty-six nations met in San Francisco to negotiate the terms of a legally binding charter upon which to base the United Nations. December 10, 1998, marked the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was created by Eleanor Roosevelt and the Commission on Human Rights, negotiated under the auspices of the United Nations, and adopted (without dissent) by the UN’s General Assembly. It is well worth the read.

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POETRY
Works by David Feela and Helen Degen Cohen. Also, view the Poet Index for access to all poets in every issue.

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QUOTATIONS
A compendium of some of our favorite quips (from Woody Allen to Henny Youngman). This feature will grow with each new issue.

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THE STRANGE & BIZARRE
Bizarre album covers that you have to see to believe. Now, just who were the rocket scientists in those marketing departments?

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BOOKS
Want some suggestions for good reading? Check out TheScreamOnline Bookshelf.

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the way they say your
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You know that your name
is safe in their mouth.
Billy, age 4

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